"Don't move. Just die over and over. Don't anticipate. Nothing can save you now, because this is your last moment. Not even enlightenment will help you now, because you have no other moments. With no future, be true to yourself—and don't move."
—Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
I have the good fortune to know many of Suzuki Roshi's students. Even more auspiciously, my first meditation teacher was Kobun Chino Otogawa, Suzuki Roshi's protegé, brought from Japan to further the transmission of Soto Zen Buddhism to California. Kobun helped get Tassajara going and he ran Haiku Zendo in Los Altos in the seventies. That's when he was my teacher. I sat many many many hours with Kobun. My gratitude is boundless, infinite really.
Suzuki's advice was given to Zen students practicing meditation. The advice is perfect off the cushion if you simply remove the two mentions of "don't move."